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Last updated: 04/10/2019 - 12:54pm

City Council Committee on Ways and Means hearing on Dockets #0638-0640, BPS Revolving Funds

This is a hearing to authorize a dollar limit for Boston Public Schools (BPS) Revolving Funds for computer technology, facilities, and transportation. The Chair of the Committee is Ciommo. The sponsor of the dockets is the Mayor.
The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0638

    Message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Public Schools revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to repair and purchase Boston Public Schools computer technology, including computers, mobile devices, and instructional software. This revolving fund shall be credited with any and all receipts from equipment sales and repair fees for Boston Public School technology. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00).

  2. Docket #0639

    Message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Public Schools revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to support the maintenance and repair for BPS facilities, including custodial and utility costs for extended building time, floor refinishing, landscaping and building repairs. Receipts from Lease, Permit for Use and Parking Fees for BPS facilities will be deposited in the fund. BPS will be the only unit authorized to expend from the fund and such expenditures shall not exceed Two Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,600,000.00).

  3. Docket #0640

    Message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Public Schools revolving fund for the Fiscal Year 2020 for Boston Public School Transportation cost, including bus and public transportation costs. This revolving fund shall be credited with revenue received by Boston Public School Department for the provision of transportation to groups and entities for field trips and activities other than transportation to and from school. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000.00).

    These matters were sponsored by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and referred to the Committee on April 10, 2019.

    NOTICE:  The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members. However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    Public Testimony

    Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify.  If you have not testified at a Council hearing before, please arrive five (5) minutes before the call of the hearing to sign up and become familiar with the hearing format, testimony locations, and sound system.  Please bring fifteen (15) copies of any written documentation you wish to present at the hearing.

    Written comments may be made part of the record and available to all Councilors by sending them by email, fax, or mail to arrive before the hearing. Please use the information below.

    Mail Address:  Docket #0638-0640, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02201

    Fax Number:  617-635-4203 Attn: Michelle A. Goldberg, Docket #0638-0640

    Committee EmailCCC.WM@Boston.gov

    Staff Email: michelle.a.goldberg@boston.gov   Staff Telephone617-635-4645

    Broadcast Live on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964 or streamed at: boston.gov/city-council-tv